Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Treadmill Test

I had my treadmill test today.  As a few of you suggested I would - I aced the thing.  I was off the charts for a woman my age - in a good way.  Based on that test, my cholesterol scores, my blood pressure, and the fact that I don't smoke (and haven't since 1991), my risk of having a heart attack in the next 10 years is 1%.  One Percent.  

It was fun when I met the tech, I had a Denver Marathon 2007 jacket on, and she had run it too.  We commiserated about the rainy cold weather for that race.  We chatted and chatted... and then I told her I was nervous about getting on the treadmill after all this talking about running.  She reassured me, wired me up, and I got on.  It was a great experience.  

Anyway, in case anyone was wondering how I found myself in the position of needing a treadmill test to begin with - it was my incident of chest pain and shortness of breath almost 2 weeks ago now.  So, how could that happen to me?   I had migraines like 5 of the 7 seven days previous to the incident.  I took maybe 3 or 4 dosages of the migraine medication I had been prescribed... and therein, I think, lies the problem.  I think it was an adverse drug reaction to Maxalt.  My doc thought that was feasible, and so did the RN doing the stress test today.  I won't be taking that stuff again, I can assure you.  

So, now I am making braided raisin bread to bring to work tomorrow.  I am also taking photos as I go.  I will post them probably later.  

I am so happy and relieved about my treadmill test.

I am also in love with a young man younger than any of my children... Kris Allen on American Idol... wow.  


dAAve said...

I can't wait til you turn 30.

Pam said...

yahoo on the test!
I really don't like it when other women try to steal my boyfriend, Kris said he doesn't know if he can pick between the two of us and I just hate it that we have put him in this position.

Steve E. said...

I believe Kris could figure out a way to keep you both happy. He CAN sing, you know!

Scott W said...

Congrats on the test. Have you been checked for allergies? Maybe a food allergy is giving you those migraines. What are your people saying about the swine flu?

Banana Girl said...

Relief comes in all forms, even a younger man....tee hee. J.

Prayer Girl said...

I'm so glad to hear your results. From all you write, I thought you had to be in really good health. I'm happy you are.


Steve E. said...

And Kris came in way ahead of the truly "best" musician/singer in the bunch--Adam. Hopy crapola!

Mary Christine said...

Steve, please tell me you are joking about Adam being the "best" musician. I think he just knows how to scream.

stevevoni said...

Mary Christine said...
"I am sorry that I wrote what I wrote yesterday."

I, Mary, am so sorry
That I was such a control freak
I didn't know
That I could be so cruel
I’ll do a 9th Step
Oh, AA, oh, Bill & Bob
Oh – higher power, Oh – “doorknob”
Oh, yes.

You tell me the 12 Steps
Is part of being insane?
But that don't right
The wrong that's been done

I, Mary) am so sorry
(So sorry) so sorry
Please accept my Big Book
But Zane Jabbers has only one eye
And I was too blind to see
Oh, AIDS, oh, dAAve
Uh- Scott W
Oh, yes.

Stot W said...


We need to realize that we are not ALCOHOLICS in need of SOBRIETY ; we are SINNERS in need of GOD. We will never find God by trying to clean up our sinful behaviour one piece at a time. This is the wrong method to find true Biblical healing. A Christian does not keep their old clothes and simply sew new patches of unshrunk cloth on them, patching them up as they cleanse each sin.

If they were to do that their clothes would be worse off with the patch, not better! Look at what Jesus said:

"No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse.

Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved."
(Matthew 9:16 - 17)

Ed G. said...

Mary - congrats on your test and finding out what probably caused the chest pains...

Seems like the best of all possible outcomes: you know what caused the pain and the tests you took confirmed your good health.

Thanx again for sharing it all with us...

Said to a troubled sponsee just yesterday: the truth does, in fact, set us free...

Seems your experience bears this out...

Congrats again...

Syd said...

Glad that you are okay. Knew that you would ace the test.